10 Stock Market Trends for the End of 2021

Even though the S&P 500’s year-to-date max drawdown is just 5.2%, there’s never a shortage of questions on the minds of investors. And with concern over a further market pullback growing, many advisors and their clients are wondering what’s in store for their portfolios. Is the sky falling? Or just another bump in the bull … Continued

Charlie Bilello’s 5 Charts to Show Your Clients: August 2021

Each month, we sit down with Charlie Bilello, Founder and CEO of Compound Capital Advisors, to discuss the most important and current market trends for advisors and their clients. Illustrated through visuals that Charlie creates using YCharts, these trends and topics make for excellent talking points in your own client communication. Click here to register … Continued

Is the Market Back to Normal? Q2 2021 Fund Flows

With increasingly available vaccines, businesses reopening, and most people eager to get out of their homes, Q2 saw a dramatic rise in the S&P 500, up 15.25% in 2021 through June. Meanwhile, the Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate moved higher from its 2021 low but was still down 3.21% at the midway point of the year. … Continued

2008 vs. 2020: What Happens When the Federal Funds Rate is 0%?

During each of the fourteen Federal Open Market Committee meetings from March 2020 through June 2021, Chair Jerome Powell and committee members have decided to leave the federal funds rate unchanged, at a target range of 0% to 0.25%.  With inflation on the rise and unemployment falling, the Fed instead revealed their plan to increase … Continued

Monthly Market Wrap: June 2021

Welcome back to the Monthly Market Wrap from YCharts, where we break down the most important market trends for advisors and their clients every month. As always, feel free to download and share any visuals with clients and colleagues, or on social media. Want the Monthly Market Wrap sent straight to your inbox? Subscribe below: … Continued

5 Ways to Protect Your Portfolio Against Inflation

If you’ve gone shopping recently, you may have noticed some higher prices at the checkout counter. A gallon of milk that typically sold for $2 just rang up for $2.10. That summer deck project you’ve been meaning to get to? It might be getting quite expensive as lumber and wood prices have soared. Gas for … Continued

Monthly Market Wrap: May 2021

Welcome back to the Monthly Market Wrap from YCharts, where we break down the most important market trends for advisors and their clients every month. As always, feel free to download and share any visuals with clients and colleagues, or on social media. Want the Monthly Market Wrap sent straight to your inbox? Subscribe below: … Continued

Monthly Canada Market Wrap: May 2021

Welcome back to the Canadian Monthly Market Wrap from YCharts! Here, we break down the most important market trends for Canada-based advisors and their clients every month. As always, feel free to download and share any visuals with clients and colleagues, or on social media. Want the Monthly Canada Market Wrap sent straight to your … Continued

Your Complete Guide to Sector Rotation

As the economy expands and contracts, so do the financial performances of companies across the 11 stock sectors. When the outlook is positive, economically sensitive companies perform better, prompting investors to buy their shares. If the outlook turns sour, investors may sell out of those companies and swap into ones that can better weather economic … Continued

How to Visually Explain the Rise in Treasury Yields

Treasury rates are on the rise, and yield-hungry investors are making moves to satisfy their appetites. The 20-Year and 30-Year US Treasury Rates are now higher than the S&P 500 dividend yield, but the opposite was true for most of 2020. Yielding slightly more than 2%, both these long-term rates are back to levels seen … Continued